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Title: Laborfest: Film: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)
START DATE: Monday July 09
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
San José Peace and Justice Center - 48 South 7th St., San Jose
Event Type: Screening
Film: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006) (77 min.) 2012
By Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering
“Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)” is a first person feature documentary completed May 1, 2012. Braden rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement’s staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation. In 1963 she became one of only five white southerners whose contributions to the movement were commended by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” A relentless labor and political organizer, she fought for transformation and liberation throughout her life.
The film was directed and produced by Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering. Anne Lewis will lead discussion after the film. For info: 408-297-2299.
See also:
http://www.sanjosepeace.org/
http://www.sanjosepeace.org/calendar_event.php?eid=20120517181150116
http://www.veteransofhope.org/bio.php?p=bio&vid=34
http://www.ket.org/civilrights/bio_braden.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0308-01.htm
http://www.annelewis.org/
http://www.folkstreams.net/filmmaker,185
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012Films.htm#f6
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm



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Monday, July 9 at 7:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Film: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)

Co-producer Anne Lewis leads discussion after the film. Anne Braden rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement’s staunchest white allies. She was one of only five white southerners to be commended by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

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Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Film: Many Straws Make a Nest ( तिनकोंवाला तरीक़ा )

Raj Sahai leads discussion after the film. Southern Delhi has turned into one of the world’s major industrial hubs where 4.5 million workers struggle to survive and find ways to collectively resist extreme exploitation.

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Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 pm. South Bay Labor Temple, 2102 Almaden Road, Hall A (donation)

South Bay Shipbuilders: How Wartime Production Changed the Bay Area’s Labor

Former ironworker, Mike Daly, shows how workers in Sunnyvale and the Peninsula built engines and ships for World War II, made possible by massive labor migrations and breakthroughs for African American and women workers.

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Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm. South Bay Labor Temple, 2102 Almaden Road, Hall A (donation)

Panel: Organized Labor, Immigrants, and the Rights of All Workers

David Bacon, Adriana Garcia, Fritz Conle, and Fred Hirsch explore the history of immigrant workers in labor organizing up to the present-day convergence of labor, immigrant rights, and social justice movements in the U.S.

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Sunday, July 22 at 3-9 pm. Meet at parking lot at SJCC, Moorpark and Leigh Avenues ($30)

Farmworkers Reality Tour

Ann López and Richard Hobbs lead a tour to meet migrant Mexican farmworkers in the Watsonville area to learn about their lives, work, and hardships.

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Monday, July 23 at 7:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Migrant labor in the Arabian Gulf & the Struggle for Democracy

Sharat G. Lin illustrates how a most oppressive and divisive system of contract labor was established by western multinational corporations in Saudi Arabia, with foreign workers providing an early spark in the struggle for democracy.


Info: http://www.laborfest.net sanjosepeace.org 408-297-2299 408-821-1394 415-642-8066 laborfest [at] laborfest.net